Wicked Drops a House in Philadelphia

October 12th, 2009 by gloria

The Academy Of MusicSomewhere over the rainbow, two witches, the good one and the green one, became best friends while attending school in Oz.  You may be wondering how, or you may be wondering why they didn’t appear to be friends in the classic Wizard of Oz.  Well, let’s just say there was much more going on in Oz when Dorothy landed than we could ever tell.  Wicked, directed by Tony Award winner Joe Mantello, is the story of what was going on behind the emerald curtain and how two friends would sacrifice anything, even their friendship, to end the corruption of Oz.

Wicked comes to the Academy of Music in Philadelphia, PA at the beginning of 2010.  Experiencing one of Broadway’s most incredible musicals in a newly renovated and restored theater, including a restored crystal chandelier, is a great way to ring in the New Year.  Marcie Dodd, coming straight from the Broadway production, portrays Elphaba, the character better known as the Wicked Witch of the West.  The beautiful and popular Glinda is brought to life by Helen Yorke, who has graced the Broadway stage in Grease.  Marilyn Caskey, whose Broadway credits include Gypsy and Phantom of the Opera, takes on the powerful role of Madame Morrible.  And the “man behind the curtain” is portrayed by Tom McGowan, who has also been on Broadway, but is well-known as Bernie, Raymond’s friend on the popular TV show Everybody Loves Raymond.

Tickets for Wicked at the Academy of Music go on sale October 16, 2009.  Performances will begin January 6, 2010 and end January 24, 2010.  You definitely do not want to miss this show, so check out wickedticketsny.net for the best deals you can find on the internet.  Enter the code word “wicked” to get 5% off of your entire ticket purchase!

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